MHCA has sent in a number of concerns raised by aggregate producers regarding the RM of Springfield’s draft zoning bylaw, which received first reading of municipal council September 23rd.
“We are supportive of the intent and the approach within the new draft Bylaw, subject to some concerns we feel are easily addressed,” the submission makes clear.
The concerns raised in the proposed bylaw include:
- setbacks from property or residences in this proposed bylaw remain at the 30- and 150-metre marks, respectively;
- language requiring a development agreement for new or expanding aggregate operations
- the definition of aggregate operation does not include uses such as stockpile storage, fleet delivery service and on-site office and maintenance space (P 22)
- some complementary uses (contractor services) are not recognized as Permitted and Conditional Use items for MX, AR and AG zoning.
The MHCA has asked for discussions with the Administration prior to the October 28 public hearing on the draft zoning bylaw. MHCA and industry representatives plan to take part in the public hearing.